Swedish Proverbs


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When the sea is calm, every ship has a good captain.

Who is insulted for a long time, finally loses his patience.

You never wait too long, when you wait for something good.

Weeds last the season.

When the well runs dry, only then do we know it's worth.

Who proves too much proves nothing.

You should not paint the devil on the wall.

What can you expect from a pig but a grunt?

When we all do as we please, all the food is eaten and all the girls will be maiden.

Who sits on your shoulders will try to climb on your head.

You shouldn't saw off the branch you're sitting on.

What can’t be alter’d must be borne, not blamed.

When you're speaking about the trolls, they're standing in the entrance hall listening.

Who waits for a heritage may have to wait long.

To praise is to assess.

What doesn't kill, hardens.

Where all limp, everybody thinks he walks straight.

Who wants to have something good, will have to seek it where it is.

To speak is silver, to keep silent is gold.

What is unclearly said is unclearly thought.

Where are breads in the desert?

Who winks to the blind, does work in vain.

To step in the harmonica.

What is well-known only seems to be testified.

Where poverty comes in, love goes out.

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